Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
range of issues from energy to climate change and we look forward to working with mexico not only on regional issues but also on global issues. >> we also share a very important vision, a vision of creating more jobs. we know this is very important not only for the american people but also for the mexican people. for both our nations. but not only that, we also have the opportunity to integrate north america to be participating in this part of the world. >> suarez: their most immediate challenge may be the surge of drug violence in recent years. outgoing mexican president calderon wage war on the cartels at a cost of 60,000 dead over six years. but last summer, pena nieto told the newshour's margaret warner there has to be a better way. >> it is very clear after several years of this fight on drug trafficking we have more drug consumption and drug use and drug trafficking. that means we're not moving in the right direction. things are not working. i'm not saying that we should legalize it. it's exactly the opposi. i'm against legalization. but with the countries in the hem fear an
Nov 21, 2012 4:30pm PST
over the fiscal cliff will hit investors. we ask the c.e.o. of utility next era energy lew hay about higher taxes on dividends and stock gains. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! black friday comes early this year. all across the country americans are already lining up outside stores, camping out for the earlier-than-ever start to the holiday shopping season. scenes like this are popping up in shopping mall parking lots. these tents are pitched outside a best buy in tampa, florida, where shoppers are hoping to get the early-bird holiday specials. with big retail chains opening their doors for black friday, on thursday night, there are complaints about companies putting commerce ahead of family time. walmart has been threatened with protests by its employees. the company filed a complaint with the national labor relations board hoping to stop the demonstrations, but the board won't rule on it before tomorrow. diane eastabrook looks at the personal price of thanksgiving day store hours. >> reporter: this is the calm before the storm at a chicago toys r us. manager danny soro
Nov 22, 2012 4:30pm PST
.e.o. of utility company next-era energy. you work in an industry known for paying dividends, the utility industry. has your company considered changing its dividend policy in reaction to what the dividend tax structure may be? >> first of all dividend policy is a matter for the board. so that's ultimately their decision, but i think it would be... even though we have not taken a firm stance on that at this point, i think would be natural over a period of time to see companies do two things if tax rates on dividends are very high. one is they would... may not increase their dividends as much so the pay-out ratios may come down over time, but i think the other thing you'll see is companies use more debt financing than equity financing. you know, that just adds risk back into our economy. if there was anything we learned after the meltdown of '08 is that we want well capitalized companies not highly leveraged companies. would be an incentive to go back to the highly leveraged days. >> tom: is there a case to be made about taxing income differently based upon the source of the income? >> i think so.
Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
years. he began channelling his energy into making art. he fashioned the rattlesnake from a mesquite branch he found. many internees have recalled how his fortitude and endurance helped keep them going. >> it's a reflection of himself, right. so it would be strength of his own personality or of a human being in general. >> reporter: most of the pieces in the exhibition had never been put on show until recently. >> this one is a mockingbird. >> reporter: they were gathered by delphine, a third-generation japanese-american. she was prompted to do this after coming across a small wooden proof while organizing her mother's mementos. her mothered a rarely talked to her about the internment camp. and she began wondering why. >> this is a little coat hanger. >> reporter: as she began talking with other people about their experiences, she began to understand why her parents had barely mentioned the camps. they didn't want their children to feel negative about america, the country where they were growing up. this too arose out of the japanese mindset of gaman. >> i'd like for them to think of
Nov 23, 2012 4:30pm PST
need to be our best and do our best in every realm. second, energy. we need to be a model for commitment to our job and our people. and third, efficiency. we need to be competent and bring about results. in my business, speaking and coaching, i have learned that i cant really have a bad day. my best marketing is really doing a valuable job every time for every client in every setting. my guess is that's probably true for you as well. i'm lou heckler. >> tom: that's "nightly business report" for friday, november 23. good night, everyone and have a safe weekend. we'll see you online at nbr.com and back here monday night. captioning snsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> join us anytime at nbr.com. there, you'll find full episodes of the program, complete show transcripts and all the market stats. also follows us on our facebook page at bizrpt. and on twitter @bizrpt.
Nov 26, 2012 4:30pm PST
. the selling pressure showed up in the telecommunication sector, falling 1%. the energy and consumer staples sectors also fell. with so much focus on consumers and spending over the weekend, grocery stocks led the consumer sector lower today. super markets safeway and whole foods were down 3.2% and 3.1% respectively. kraft foods fell 2.1%. kraft trades below the price it was at when it split off its snack foods operations. it was a mixed day for retail stocks despite generally positive returns for the big national chains over the weekend. macy's fell 4.5%. the stock hit a six month high last week in anticipation of the holiday season. nordstrom dropped 4.1%. volume more than doubled. both nordstrom and macy's were among the worst s&p 500 stocks today. after falling to more than a decade low last week, best buy bounced 6.7%. volume was heavy as traders pointed to short covering, when those betting the stock would fall have to buy to cover their positions. apple helped pull up the major indices in which it is included. the stock continues rebounding from its autumn sell-off. shares regained 3.
Nov 27, 2012 4:30pm PST
million; just under 1.8 billion shares traded on the nasdaq. the energy sector fell 1%. the financial sector lost nine tenths of a percent, and telecommunications continues moving down, falling another seven tenths of a percent today. the big corporate news was in the food business. as suzanne reported earlier, conagra finally has a deal to buy ralcorp, and both stocks jumped to new highs. the target, ralcorp, shot up 26.4%, closing just below the buyout offer at $90. in a sign of enthusiasm for the deal, the buyer, conagra, saw its shares jump 4.7% to its highest price in more than a decade. all the holiday spending on televisions and mobile devices looks to be helping corning. it makes glass used in screens for electronics. the company raised its fourth quarter forecast. corning expects its specialty glass business to make up for declines in other products. shares rose 6.9%, volume tripled. green mountain coffee is best known for the k-cup single serve coffee. the company has seen big new competitors like starbucks get into the market, but green mountain continues selling plenty of
Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
on haiti million 5 and spending energy building a product called face web where we were hoping we could deliver our products to the mobile world really with one platform and that's the mobile web and that was the wrong bet. at least for now we think it may happen. we sort of -- we've now moved to native apps because we can get the performance and that's a good example. >> rose: you're on the board. what else? >> oh, i don't know. i mean, look, these companies -- at least my standpoint being an investor in these companies, you want these companies taking risks. it's really hard. when tech companies turn conservative and stop making bets because they're afraid somebody is going to say "what did you screw up?" that's when they go sideways. so i the hit rate is greater than 50-50 they're probably taking enough risk. >> mark zuckerberg has a great phrase which is there's two ways to fail. one way to fail is that you don't hit your plan. the second way to fail is that you hit your plan and your plan wasn't big enough. and if you actually look at it, most companies fail the second way. they fa
Nov 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
the energy and kept the support among young voters where it counted. >> suarez: when we try to slice and dice the electorate, is there really a youth vote? every youth is something else? they come from their region, come from their state, educate or not, high income, low income. is a youth voter more like another youth voters than other catholics, other southerners? >> it's true. this is a diverse generation. baby boomers were characterized as something. they're very diverse. all the generations have differences, but this generation really has a character that showed up early on, even before obama came into the scene and energized people. in the 2004 election this was an engaged electorate that was already showing its democratic leanings and that's not just about personality. it's about substance. they have somewhat different values about what they prioritize and what they think the government should be doing. this is the one age group that wants the government to be more, whereas all the older age groups want the government to get out of their hair. this is the one generation that backs the